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HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in the EU/EEA and the UK: implementation, standards and monitoring

by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
This operational guidance document provides practical recommendations and key considerations to inform the development and implementation of PrEP programmes at national and sub-national levels throughout the EU/EEA. The document begins with key considerations for PrEP implementation in the EU/EEA and provides an overview of key markers of readiness to deliver larger-scale PrEP programmes. It also…
Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, LGBTI, Refugees, Women, Youth Advocacy, Monitoring and Evaluation, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education
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COVID-19 AND PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS Essential interventions to save lives and protect people

by The Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe, Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network
The publication by the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe and Correlation – European Harm Reduction Network gives a voice to people who use drugs and other marginalised and underserved communities, as well as health and social workers delivering services under challenging conditions to bring the COVID-19 outbreak to an end. It gathers valuable experiences and presents responses from which we…
Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe People who use drugs (PUD) Advocacy, Harm reduction
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Evaluation of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law

by Exteranl Evaluation
This report presents findings from an external evaluation of the impacts and legacy of the Global Commission on HIV and the Law. It explores the fulfilment of the Commission’s objectives, taking into account the perspectives and experiences of representatives from government, including law and policy makers, civil society including those most marginalised and affected by HIV, as well as United…
Global NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy, Work and HIV
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Peer driven or driven peers? A rapid review of peer involvement of people who use drugs in HIV and harm reduction services in low‑ and middle‑income countries

by Judy Chang, Shaun Shelly, Machteld Busz, Claudia Stoicescu, Arif Rachman Iryawan, Dinara Madybaeva, Yuri de Boer and Andy Guise
This rapid review written for the Harm Reduction Journal, conceived and written by INPUD’s Executive Director Judy Chang, Andy Guise and Shaun Shelly along with community and civil society leaders examines available literature with the goal of critically assessing the evidence in support of increasing peer involvement in low and middle income settings. The findings of this rapid review include:…
Global Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who use drugs (PUD) Capacity building, Harm reduction, Prevention

Policy recommendations on Access to HIV-, Viral Hepatitis-, and TB-Services for People in Prison and Other Closed Settings

by European HIV Legal Forum
In 2019 the European HIV Legal Forum (EHLF) produced a comparative legal report on access to HIV-, viral hepatitis-, and TB-services for people in prison and other closed settings, based on a legal survey launched in the 10 countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Based on and derived from the main findings of the…
WHO European region Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-) Advocacy, Epidemiology, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Stigma and discrimination, Universal access
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HIV and STI Testing and Treatment Policies

by NSWP
This briefing paper explores sex workers' experiences of HIV and STI testing and treatment programmes from a global perspective. Sex workers are rarely included in the development and implementation of programming. Programming that does exist often violates the rights of sex workers. Through case studies and interviews, this briefing paper demonstrates there is a need for greater investment in…
Global Migrants, Sex workers Gender, Prevention, Sexual and reproductive health, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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Successful Community-Led Monitoring Practices in the EECA Region

by Elena Rastokina, UNAIDS
This document present the analysis of existing community-led monitoring practices in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region, which will lay the foundation for future changes required by the PLHIV community and civil society in general.
Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe Gay men and other MSM, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Sex workers, Women Capacity building, Gender, Harm reduction, Laws and regulations, Policy, Sexual and reproductive health
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Ethical considerations in HIV prevention trials

by UNAIDS, WHO
UNAIDS and the World Health Organization have published this updated guidance on ethical considerations in HIV prevention trials. The new guidance is the result of a year-long process that saw more than 80 experts and members of the public give inputs and is published 21 years after the first edition appeared. The HIV prevention goal set in the United Nations 2016 Political Declaration on Ending…
Global Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Sex workers, Women Advocacy, Care and support, Epidemiology, Prevention, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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Improving men’s uptake of HIV testing and linkage to services

by WHO
In 2019 an estimated 7.2 million people, 19% of all those with HIV, were undiagnosed. Men in high HIV burden settings and men from key populations are consistently less likely to  know their HIV status than women. WHO recommends a  strategic mix of differentiated HIV testing services (HTS) approaches to reach men and link  them to appropriate prevention and treatment services. This policy brief…
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, Migrants, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Advocacy, Co-infections, Prevention, Social issues, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Tubercolosis
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COVID-19 in marginalised groups: challenges, actions and voices

by Nobody Left Outside (NLO)
The Nobody Left Outside coalition has developed this briefing paper for the WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development to: Explain to policymakers the particular challenges and impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and government responses among marginalised groups in Europe. This is done via a unique exercise mapping the inter-related impacts associated with homelessness, sex work…
WHO European region (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Migrants, People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Prisoners (ex-), Refugees, Sex workers Advocacy, Co-infections, Harm reduction, Inequalities in health, Social issues, Stigma and discrimination
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Guidance on oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for serodiscordant couples, men and transgender women who have sex with men at high risk of HIV

by WHO
These recommendations have been developed specifically to address the daily use of antiretrovirals in HIV-uninfected people to block the acquisition of HIV infection. This prevention approach is known as pre-exposure prophylaxis. At this stage evidence is available from studies with two groups: men and transgender women who have sex with men; and serodiscordant heterosexual couples. In parallel,…
Global Gay men and other MSM, General public, Heterosexuals, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Women Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Sexual and reproductive health
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Policy Brief on Access to HIV-, Viral Hepatitis-, and TB-Services for People in Prison and Other Closed Settings

by AIDS Action Europe
In 2019 the European HIV Legal Forum (EHLF) produced a comparative legal report on access to HIV-, viral hepatitis-, and TB-services for people in prison and other closed settings, based on a legal survey launched in the 10 countries: Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. Based on and derived from the main findings of the report…
WHO European region (Undocumented) Migrants, General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-) Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Policy
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Policy Recommendations on HIV-Criminalization

by European HIV Legal Forum
“HIV criminalization” refers to the use of criminal law to penalize alleged, perceived or potential HIV exposure; alleged nondisclosure of a known HIV-positive status prior to sexual contact (including acts that do not risk HIV transmission); or non-intentional HIV transmission. These policy recommendations are based on and derived from the AIDS Action Europe policy brief on HIV criminalization.
WHO European region (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-) Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Stigma and discrimination
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Policy Brief on HIV Criminalization

by European HIV Legal Forum
Despite the progress of scientic evidence and recent positive developments in practice of investigations and prosecutions in some European countries, HIV-criminalization remains a key issue both for PLHIV and prevention measures across Europe. According to data from HIV Justice Network , 18 countries in the WHO European region have HIV specic criminalisation laws, and 31 countries have prosecuted…
WHO European region (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Sex workers Advocacy, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy
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Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Report

by AIDS Action Europe
This report shows findings of the survey that took place in June 2020. AAE conducted a survey among our network members and partners to learn how the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted the services and finances of our member and partner organisations. This survey shows that services with face-to-face client contact, who are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, TB, viral Hepatitis and STIs, were most harmed…
WHO European region NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Care and support, Epidemiology, Human rights, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Testing and counselling
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WHO ARE THE CHWs WORKING WITH MSM IN EUROPE?- infographic

by ECHOES
European Community health worker online survey (ECHOES) is the first international and multi-language survey among community health workers (CHWs) working to improve the sexual health of gay, bisexual and other MSM in Europe. This infographic provides an overview of who community health workers are and what they do. It is avaialble in English, German, French, Hungarian, Spanish and Russian.
WHO European region Gay men and other MSM, Health care professionals, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Advocacy, Capacity building, Gender, Prevention, Research, Sexual and reproductive health, STI's, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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About ECHOES - infographic

by ECHOES
European Community health worker online survey (ECHOES) is the first international and multi-language survey among community health workers (CHWs) working to improve the sexual health of gay, bisexual and other MSM in Europe. This infographics provides an overview of the survey as well as recommendations developed based on its fidings. It is avaialble in English, German, French, Hungarian,…
WHO European region Gay men and other MSM, LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Advocacy, Capacity building, Research, Sexual and reproductive health, Social issues, STI's, Testing and counselling, Treatment
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LGBT Migration in the EECA Region

by Deutsche Aidshilfe
This guideline "LGBT Migration in the EECA Region" is focusing on different aspects connected to migration of LGBT populations within the region. It talks about international treaties on migration, connection to HIV and its prevention as well as health and safety issues  for key populations. It is avaialble in 3 languages: English, Russian and German. It was prepared as part of the project "…
Central Asia, Eastern Europe (Undocumented) Migrants, Gay men and other MSM, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Human rights, Inequalities in health, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Universal access
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European Drug Report 2020: Key Issues

by European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
This report, available in 24 languages, presents a summary of some the main findings of the 'European Drug Report 2020: Trends and Developments the EMCDDA’s latest analysis of the drug situation in Europe. The issues selected here have been chosen for their policy relevance and general interest. Bulgarian (bg)  Croatian (hr)  Czech (cs)  Danish (da)  Dutch (nl)  English (en)  Estonian (et) …
WHO European region Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers Advocacy, Capacity building, Care and support, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Quality development and assurance, Social issues, STI's, Stigma and discrimination
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European Drug Report 2020: Trends and Developments

by European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of patterns emerging across Europe in the areas of drug supply, illicit drug use and associated public health problems. National data sets are also provided across these themes and on key harm-reduction interventions. The report is available in English with a summary of a selection of the main findings available in 24 languages in the accompanying Key…
WHO European region Health care professionals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-) Epidemiology, Harm reduction
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Access to HIV-, viral hepatitis-, and TB-services for people in prison and other closed settings in Europe: A comparative 10-country report

by European HIV Legal Forum
In 2018-2019 the European HIV Legal Forum conducted a project on access to HIV-, viral hepatitis-, and TB-services for people in prison and other closed settings in 10 countries (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom). The project produced a comparative legal report based on legal survey launched in the 10 countries. One of the…
WHO European region Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, People who are/were in prisons, Prisoners (ex-), Sex workers Advocacy, Care and support, Inequalities in health, Legislation, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social issues, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Universal access
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HIV Criminalisation in the EU/EEA: a comparative 10 country report

by European HIV Legal Forum
In 2018-2019 the European HIV Legal Forum conducted a project on HIV-criminalization in 10 EU Member States (Austria, Czechia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, and the United Kingdom). The project produced a comparative legal report based on legal survey launched in the 10 countries. One of the main findings of the project showed that regardless of scientific advance…
WHO European region NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), Policy makers Advocacy, Legislation, Policy, Stigma and discrimination
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UNAIDS DATA 2020

by UNAIDS
With the end of 2020 approaching, the latest data from countries show both progress and challenges. As the complex reality of HIV epidemics is increasingly understood, more HIV responses are sharpening their ability to identify gaps and develop strategies to reach people who are being left behind. However, too few countries have taken sufficient action to reach the interim milestones, leaving the…
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, General public, Health care professionals, Heterosexuals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-), Refugees, Sex workers, Tourists / travellers, Women, Youth Affordability, Capacity building, Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Gender, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Monitoring and Evaluation, Prevention, Reproductive health, Research, Resource mobilisation, STI's, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Treatment as prevention (TasP)
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2020 Global AIDS Update ⁠— Seizing the moment ⁠— Tackling entrenched inequalities to end epidemics

by UNAIDS
UNAIDS report on the global AIDS epidemic shows that 2020 targets will not be met because of deeply unequal success; COVID-19 risks blowing HIV progress way off course. Missed targets have resulted in 3.5 million more HIV infections and 820 000 more AIDS-related deaths since 2015 than if the world was on track to meet the 2020 targets. In addition, the response could be set back further, by 10…
Global (Undocumented) Migrants, Ethnic minorities, Gay men and other MSM, General public, Health care professionals, Heterosexuals, Injecting drug users (IDUs), LGBTI, Men having sex with men (MSM), Migrants, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV), People who are/were in prisons, People who use drugs (PUD), Policy makers, Prisoners (ex-), Refugees, Sex workers, Tourists / travellers, Women, Youth Advocacy, Affordability, Ageing with HIV, Capacity building, Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Gender, Harm reduction, HIV and labor, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Media, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Positive prevention, Post-exposure prophylaxis (PeP), Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Quality development and assurance, Reproductive health, Research, Resource mobilisation, Sexual and reproductive health, Sexual education, Social issues, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Treatment as prevention (TasP), Tubercolosis, Universal access, Viral hepatitis, Work and HIV
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COVID-19 crisis impact on access to health services for sex workers in Europe and Central Asia

by International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN)
This assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on sex workers’ access to health services in Europe and Central Asia was developed by the International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) and the Sex Workers’ Rights Advocacy Network (SWAN) through consultations with their memberhips. This resource was developed as part of a monitoring exercise to document the impact of COVID-19…
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Affordability, Care and support, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Positive prevention, Post-exposure prophylaxis (PeP), Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Reproductive health, Resource mobilisation, Sexual and reproductive health, Social issues, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Tubercolosis, Universal access, Viral hepatitis
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EATG Rapid Assessment: COVID-19 crisis’ Impact on PLHIV and on Communities Most Affected by HIV

by European AIDS Treatment Group
This rapid assessment aims to document in a structured manner the perceptions of people living with and affected by HIV and that of organisations providing services to affected communities about the way in which COVID-19 impacts their health, well-being and access to HIV related prevention, treatment and care. This assessment has its limitations and biases (little time to develop the tool,…
WHO European region Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Gender, Inequalities in health

AFEW International Report "Interruption and Innovation"

by AFEW International
AFEW International released the COVID-19 report “Interruption and Innovation” with an overview of disruptions of and responses to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at risk for HIV, TB and viral hepatitis due to Covid-19 in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The purpose of this document, commissioned by AFEW International, is to provide an overview of the impact of the pandemic…
Central Asia, Eastern Europe Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy, Affordability, Capacity building, Care and support, Co-infections, Epidemiology, Gender, Harm reduction, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations, Legislation, Media, Migration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Policy, Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Prevention, Resource mobilisation, Sexual and reproductive health, STI's, Stigma and discrimination, Testing and counselling, Treatment, Treatment as prevention (TasP), Tubercolosis, Viral hepatitis
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A brief guide to monitoring anti-trans violence

by Transgender Europe (TGEU)
On this International Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV), TGEU, in collaboration with partner organisations, is publishing the booklet “A brief guide to monitoring anti-trans violence” in English and Russian. Given the present challenging circumstances and growing concerns around COVID-19, TGEU is concerned about the human rights of trans and gender-diverse communities. This guide serves as a tool to…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers Advocacy
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Policy Demands: The impact of COVID-19 on sex workers in Europe and Central Asia and recommendations for Policy Makers

by International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE)
The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), a network of more than 100 organisations supporting sex workers has published its demands to European institutions and national governments, including emergency income replacement, a moratorium on fines, arrests and prosecution related to sex work and immigration status, access to health care for all and regularisation of…
Global Health care professionals, NGOs, Policy makers, Sex workers Advocacy, Gender, Human rights, Inequalities in health, Laws and regulations
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Rights in the time of COVID-19 — Lessons from HIV for an effective, community-led response

by UNAIDS
We are facing an unpredictable and highly dynamic situation as a global community. However, as we have seen from the solidarity, support and power of communities in the HIV epidemic and already in communities responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the response must not be fear and stigma. 
Global General public, Health care professionals, NGOs, People living with HIV (PLHIV) Human rights

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